Beloved Turkish actor Cüneyt Arkın dies aged 85

Cüneyt Arkın, one of the most acclaimed actors in Turkish cinema history, has died at the age of 85, according to Daily Sabah.

Falling ill last night, Arkın was given medical treatment in a private hospital in Istanbul’s Beşiktaş district. The 85-year-old actor passed away with his wife Betül Cüreklibatır and his relatives by his side at hospital.

The veteran actor portrayed a wide variety of characters, from that of an elegant gentleman to Turkic warriors, space invaders and police chiefs throughout his career in "Yeşilçam", the nickname given to classical Turkish cinema.

One of his most well-known flicks was the 1982 film "The Man Who Saved the World," listed in the best bad films category on the IMDb website.

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